Easy Sourdough French Bread

Recipe by Linda
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READY IN: 2hrs 35mins
YIELD: 2 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In large bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour and remaining dry ingredients.
  • Add water, sour cream and vinegar and beat well.
  • Stir in additional 2-2 1/2 cups flour until dough pulls away from sides of bowl.
  • On floured surface, knead in 1/2-1 cup additional flour until dough is smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  • Place dough in greased bowl, turning to grease top.
  • Cover and let rise for 25-35 minutes in a warm place.
  • Grease large cookie sheet.
  • Punch down dough and let it rest on counter, covered with an inverted bowl, for 15 minutes.
  • Divide dough in half.
  • Roll each half to a 14" x 8" rectangle.
  • Starting with long side, roll up and pinch edges firmly to seal.
  • Taper ends a little, to look like typical French bread.
  • Place seam side down on prepared cookie sheet.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Bake bread for 25 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, beat egg white and water.
  • Brush over partially baked bread.
  • Return to oven and bake an additional 5-10 minutes until golden brown and loaves sound hollow when tapped.
  • Immediately remove from cookie sheet and cool.
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